Sunday, 30 June 2013

Turkey Pursues New Ottomanism Under the Cover of Pan-Islamism‏

Issue #1370 | June 28, 2013

Talaat Killed the Ottoman Crown Prince For Opposing the Armenian Genocide?
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13:31, 10 June, 2013 YEREVAN, JUNE 10, ARMENPRESS: The Leader of the world’s Roman Catholics Pope Francis has stated that he wants to make a
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Turkey Pursues New Ottomanism Under the Cover of Pan-Islamism
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Liverpool and Spurs lose out in race for £20m midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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Armenian tombstones found in Istanbul's Taksim Square
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Filmmaker Goudsouzian launches crowd-funding project
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Arianna rising
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Fowler: Liverpool target ‘a great player’ Read More
Armenian brandy-makers mostly prefer Mount Ararat as trademark
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Eternal Memories from AYF Tri-Regional Seminar
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Iran’s President-Elect Rohani responds to Pres. Sargsyan’s congratulatory message Read More

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Cyclists Complete Bikathon to Benefit Cosmic Ray Division
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Saturday, 29 June 2013

An Armenian Named Talaat‏ - Armenian Weekly

  • Saturday, June 29, 2013

    Recent Articles from the Armenian Weekly...

    An Armenian Named Talaat

    Talaat is the son of an Armenian Genocide survivor.
    I first met him on a cold January day in Lice (pronounced Leejeh), a district near Diyarbakir perched on layer upon layer of violence—first against the Armenians, then the Kurds.
    It was a day before my scheduled speech at a conference in Ankara.
    His family gave us a warm welcome. After all, I was friends with Talaat’s brother, who had recently changed his Muslim name to Armen, and was taking Armenian language courses in nearby Diyarbakir.
    I do not remember how long I sat on the sofa in their quaint living room, at loss with words, sipping my tea, and thinking about identity, while my friends conversed with the family, diluting the awkwardness of my silence.

    The ruins of an Armenian church, with Lice in the background. (Photo by Khatchig Mouradian)
    Talaat’s father, Hovsep, was born in 1910 in an Armenian village in Lice. His family was butchered during the genocide when he was five, but somehow, he survived, and was taken in...

Aznavour to sing at Royal Albert Hall‏ - French Armenian

  • Armenian French singer Aznavour Concert at the Albert Hall 

    after 25 years. 
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London -- Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour, considered to be one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, will be appearing for one night only for his first live concert in the UK for over 25 years at the Royal Albert Hall, Friday 25 October 2013.

Charles Aznavour has enjoyed major success in the UK with his single She, which went to No.1 and featured in the blockbuster film Notting Hill.  He has had further hits with The Old Fashioned Way and Yesterday When I Was Young.

In a career spanning over 60 years, over 100 million record sales, 1,200 songs, 80 movies, 294 albums, thousands of concerts around the world, Charles Aznavour performs and has recorded in seven languages, and at 89 years old, is the longest standing "A-List" star in the world.

Besides being a singer, songwriter and actor, a public activist and a diplomat, Charles founded the charity Aznavour for Armenia and has so far raised many millions of dollars for this cause.

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Friday, 28 June 2013

When nature helps to evaluate and make perceptible the philosophy of human rights

When nature helps to evaluate and make perceptible the philosophy of human rights

In July 2012, an international seminar entitled “The Nature of Human Rights” took place in Iceland. The seminar was funded by the European Youth Foundation and organized with the support of the European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC). Twenty-three youth workers from Belgium, Armenia, Russia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Cyprus, Sweden, Norway and Iceland participated in the program. Armenia was represented by the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia (FYCA). The project trainers represented4 countries: BjarniÞórðarson, SigurlaugVordísEysteinsdóttir, AndriLefever, and Gunnar E. Sigurbjörnssonfrom Iceland; Robin Van Den Bosch from Belgium;Åsa Margarita Moren from Sweden and NelliGishyan from Armenia.
During the project, participants learned about the principles, the nature and regulating mechanisms of human rights.
Well-known tools and methods of NFE were primarily used during the seminar. Several activities took place, which let the participants visit, sightsee and interact with different Youth NGOs in Iceland, creating opportunities to get acquainted with local problems and achievements and to exchange participants’ own unique country experiences.
The “Nature of Human Rights” seminar was attractive, unique and one of the more glorious parts of the project that has been objectively mentioned many times by participants. In this seminar, they had an opportunity to go hiking, which was another chance to enrich their knowledge of human rights by presenting their group work while in the great outdoors. This great occasion, in its turn, helped them to have discussions in more frank atmosphere.
During the project, participants also had the opportunity to meet representatives from the Human Rights Defender Office in Iceland and the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. The representative from the European Youth Foundation presented the main goals and issues of the Council of Europe and its future activities, which aroused a great deal of interest among the participants.
The program was concluded with a unique party, during which the European Youth Foundation’s 40th anniversary was celebrated. The European Youth Foundation was established in 1972 and has been supporting the implementation of such wonderful youth initiatives since then.
Nelli Gishyan
Reykjavik – Yerevan
FYCA Secretariat